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Law Enforcement Violates Treaty Rights Near Line 3 Construction in Northern Minnesota


Pennington County Deputies arrested a protestor near the Red Lake Treaty Camp on Highway 32 in Pennington County, Minn. (Photo/Courtesy)

NORTHERN MINNESOTA - As construction continues on Enbridge Line 3 replacement project so does activity by those who oppose the controversial tar sands oil pipeline in northern Minnesota.

On Wednesday, several people locked themselves to equipment used by Enbridge to bore through the Straight River in Hubbard County, Minn. Also, on the same day, the Red Lake Treaty Camp was informed that the camp would be evicted by the Pennington County Sheriff's Office and people would be arrested for trespassing on land Enbridge claims is theirs.

On Monday, in Palisade, Minn., law enforcement arrested three people at a ceremonial prayer lodge protected under treaty law and federal order.


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